Psittacula krameri (Scopoli, 1769)

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English Rose-ringed parakeet ISEIA: C0
Lëtzebuergesch Kollisperruche 1 EASIN
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Report the species

Report Psittacula krameri to the National Museum of Natural History.

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

Ring-necked parakeet in Esch/Alzette (27/03/2019)

Nine observations of the ring-necked parakeet in Luxembourg are documented so far. The first brood of the species in Luxembourg was documented in 2019 in the Clair-Chêne forest in Esch/Alzette.

The rose-ringed parakeet’s preferred habitats are parks, gardens and forests, especially those situated in suburban areas. However, as long as food supplies are adequate, enough cavities are available and temperatures do not drop too low, the species (also known as the ring-necked parakeet) is not restricted to the (sub)urban environment. This bird species has the potential to out-compete native cavity-nesting species for nest sites – effects on rare cavity-nesting birds are, however, not yet documented. In addition, the species could become a serious agricultural pest (fruit trees, vineyards, etc) and may carry diseases that could be harmful to poultry, other native fauna and humans (Source:

Breeding couple of the ring-necked parakeet at its breeding site in Esch/Alzette (10.07.2019, picture by Karolin Mildenberger)

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C1 (3+1+1+1) (Ries et al. 2014: 199).


    • Ries, C., M. Pfeiffenschneider, Engel, E., J.-C. Heidt & M. Lauff, 2014. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of vertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 115: 195-201. [PDF 247 KB]
    • Weis, Jean, 2015. Liste der Luxemburger Vogelnamen. Regulus Wissenschaftliche Berichte 29 (2014): 69-79. [PDF 1.1 MB]

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